Rajdeep Sardesai, whereas interacting with Bollywood entertainer Naseeruddin Shah on Tuesday tried to place the blame on ‘rising Hindutva forces’ in India for the unabashed cheering of Taliban by sure part of Indian Muslims.
In the video, he asks Shah if he anticipated the backlash he obtained, particularly from a few of the educated, influential Indian Muslims for expressing warning and concern. Shah says that he ought to have been ‘clearer’ in his video and specified he didn’t imply total Muslim neighborhood. “Muslims have taken an offence to it, the Hindus are celebrating. Neither of this was my intention,” he stated.
Shah additional claimed that Muslims in India are already being demonised and their lives and livelihoods are being threatened and ‘openly vilified’, and therefore, his cautionary message in opposition to celebrating Taliban was ‘badly timed’ he felt.
Sardesai then at round 6 minute 30 seconds mark urges Shah to be ‘honest’ and claims how a bit of Indian Muslims really feel they’ve “been pushed on the backfoot by the rising Hindutva forces in the country. So when they the Taliban in Afghanistan taking on western power, perhaps they seem to identify with the Taliban. Almost seeing this as a war against Islam,” he stated.
To this, Naseeruddin Shah justified the cheering of Taliban as ‘desire for vengeance’. “A section of Muslim community feels the need for… because of the way they have been vilified and attacked. But they should also realise that the people whom the Taliban have oppressed, beheaded, hanged and castrated were all Muslims. Taliban will not be bothered by the cause of Indian Muslims and the people who think they have another thing coming,” he says.
Rajdeep then likens the Taliban to Bajrang Dal, the Hindu organisation that helps and fights for Hindu rights, does not likely advocate beheading in identify of blasphemy in contrast to the opposite group. To that, Naseeruddin Shah goes forward and dismisses claims that Hindus in India are additionally persecuted and that temples are additionally attacked solely due to their non secular id. Shah claims that Hindus in India can’t really feel threatened as a result of Muslims are in ‘minority’.
Ever for the reason that Islamist group toppled the Afghanistan authorities, a sure part of Indian Muslims have been rooting for them and referring to them as some kind of saviours from the ‘oppressive’ American forces. Earlier this month, Naseeruddin Shah cautioned Indian Muslims in opposition to cheering for Taliban and was attacked by educated and influential Indian Muslims for a similar.
Now, Rajdeep Sardesai has put the blame for some Indian Muslims cheering for Taliban on ‘rising Hindutva forces’, thereby furthering the ‘Dara Hua Musalman’ narrative that has been making rounds for the reason that Modi authorities took cost for the primary time in 2014. In truth, only recently, senior Congress chief and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi on Krishna Janmashtami pushed the identical ‘Dara Hua Musalman‘ assemble. This, too, got here shut on heels of Taliban taking on Afghanistan.
Amusingly, each Shah and Rahul Gandhi spoke about ‘hate crimes’ in opposition to Muslims, however each of them neglect to say the hate crimes in opposition to Hindus. That when a temple is desecrated and idol demolished by culprits who consider idol worship is a sin they usually destroyed it as a result of their religion asks them to, then it’s a hate crime. Even if Hindus are in majority.
When a complete neighborhood is requested to depart their houses in a single day or get transformed to Islam. When bulletins are created from loudspeakers to depart the ladies behind asking Hindus to depart their houses, it’s hate crime. These hate crimes are both dismissed or watered down as a result of perpetrators are ‘dara hua’ in India.
When a Hindu girl is harassed, stalked, raped and murdered as a result of she refused to present in to advances of the ‘dara hua’ man and didn’t wish to convert her faith, and when individuals converse out in opposition to it, it’s known as ‘hate speech’. This crime of pressured non secular conversion is dismissed as a result of ‘hateful Hindus’ don’t consider in love.
Sardesai an previous participant within the narrative
Sardesai has been an previous hand who performs to the gallery. And it was not even after 2014. Back in 1993, proper after the serial bomb blasts in Mumbai perpetrated by Dawood Ibrahim in response to the communal riots that broke out earlier within the 12 months after the demolition of disputed construction at Ayodhya sometimes called Babri Masjid, Sardesai in an article wrote how Indian Muslims had been being maligned simply because Dawood Ibrahim – a Muslim – was accused of finishing up the Mumbai serial blasts.
Later in an article revealed in Hindustan Times in September 2015, Sardesai stated, “Soon after the 1993 Mumbai blasts, I had raised a controversial question — why had Dawood, who in October 1992 was seen waving the Indian tricolour during an India-Pak cricket match in Sharjah and had offered gifts to the Indian team if they won, been transformed into the man who bombed Mumbai six months later in March 1993? Why had a Dubai-based smuggler become a Karachi-based terrorist? Was the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992 the turning point?”
This is how Sardesai gave ‘context’ to Dawood Ibrahim turning a terrorist. That the one who waved Indian flag simply weeks forward of Babri demolition, turned murderous and killed lots of, largely Hindus, in a sequence of bomb blasts by that only one level. Like how ‘rising Hindutva forces’ are guaranteeing sections of Indian Muslims cheer for Taliban.
Sardesai fairly properly painted a worldwide terrorist a sufferer of politics across the Babri demolition. Poor little dara hua Dawood Ibrahim who bought radicalised and became a worldwide terrorists planting bombs and killing individuals in simply few months as a result of a disputed construction was pulled down.
And poor little ‘dara hua people’ who root for Taliban as a result of Bajrang Dal fellow in neighbourhood likes to chant Jai Shri Ram.